What Are Impacted Wisdom Teeth?

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When a wisdom tooth tries to come in but is obstructed by the adjacent tooth, it becomes impacted and can result in such complications as pain, inflammation, or tooth decay. At Stephen Ratclif Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Arlington we can extract wisdom teeth. It’s challenging to clean partially-erupted wisdom teeth. Since they have a […]

Foaming At The Mouth: Are You Brushing Right?

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In this post from Stephen Ratcliff Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Arlington, we explore some specifics about brushing your teeth. One key to getting the most out of your toothpaste is getting plenty of foam when brushing. Working up a good foam is brought about by pre-wetting the toothbrush, then brushing at a 45 degree […]

Dental Questions? We Have Answers.

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At Stephen Ratcliff Family and Cosmetic  Dentistry in Arlington, we strive for excellence in dentistry every day. Providing the best possible dental care goes beyond cleanings and exams. We like patients who ask a lot of questions, because that tells us they are taking a strong interest in their dental health. Frequently Asked Questions One […]

Debunking Dental Myths

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In this post from Stephen Ratcliff Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Arlington we focus on three common myths about dental health. All Sugar Is Equally Bad For Teeth. We all know that sugar increases our risk of tooth decay, but some types are worse than others. Sugar-based foods that sit on the teeth are more […]

Brush Up On Your Cavity Basics

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At Stephen Ratcliff Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Arlington, we see more cavities in our patients than we would like to. Cavities are far too common in the United States, and there is a tendency to consider them inevitable. Cavities happen when certain types of bacteria produce acids in the mouth. These acids destroy the […]

5 Ways To Floss Daily

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If you want to floss regularly but are too tired at night, this post from Stephen Ratcliff Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Arlington is  for you. We want to give you a few ideas for unique times to floss and keep your teeth and gums healthy. If you’re an early riser, try flossing in the […]